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The Great Trail’s Bras d'Or Lakes water route opens in Cape Breton

 

The Nova Scotia Trails Federation (NS Trails) and the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) are pleased to announce the official opening of the The Great Trail’s Bras d'Or Lakes Water Route on Sunday, June 11 at 1:00 p.m. in Iona, Victoria County. 

The 377-kilometre Bras d’Or Lakes Water Route follows the perimeter of Nova Scotia’s “inland sea.” Water routes are a vital part of The Great Trail and of Canada's history. Canoe and portage routes dating thousands of years were essential role to First Nations peoples, followed by early traders, explorers and settlers. Currently, The Great Trail includes 11 water routes, comprising 26% of the 21500-kilometre trail. 

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